MSP Sex Q&A: Where is a woman’s g spot?


Question: My wife and I were both virgins when we got married, so even though we are almost 30, we lack experience. Hence my question: where is a woman’s g spot? Does every woman have one?

Answer: Technically speaking, the g spot is more like a zone than a spot (yes, I know, in spite of its name). It’s roughly one or two inches inside the vagina, on the front vaginal wall (the same side as one’s navel) and gentle but first pressure tends to stimulate the area better than light touching. In that sense, as long as a woman’s vagina is at least an inch or two long, then yes – every woman has a g spot. Whether a woman feels sexually aroused, excited or on the road to orgasm when the g spot area is stimulated is a completely different story.

We aren’t even entirely certain why some women enjoy g spot stimulation. That area of the vagina isn’t particularly rich with nerve endings; as such, it’s thought that whatever is bringing (some) women the oh-wow’s is likely happening somewhere else. For example, maybe by stimulating this part of the vagina, one is actually stimulating the inside parts of the clitoris or the erectile tissue that surrounds the urethra, all of which are on the other side of the front vaginal wall.

Certain vibrators are specifically designed to make g spot stimulation easier to try and some sex positions such as woman on top and rear entry are easier for g spot play, too. Learn more by reading The G Spot: And Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality.

To read more MSP posts about the g spot, click here.

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About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at